Camerawork Gallery 083118

Andy Hann, Welcome To Hollywood

August 4th - August 31st, 2018 (calendar)

Camerawork Gallery (NEW LOCATION!!!!!!!)
301 N. Graham Street, Portland, OR 97227
Located in Lorenzen Conference Center - Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Campus.
New Hours: 9am - 6pm, Monday-Saturday, Sunday, 10am-4pm
Free off street parking available, Stair and elevator access

California native, Andy Hann notes, “Even as a young punk I was fascinated with the spectacle of Hollywood Boulevard. Equal parts circus and train wreck, for me it has always been a microcosm of all that is funky about America. Celebrity worship, garish displays of wealth, drug addiction, homelessness, exploitation, and urban decay, all on display for mindless tourists who meander through handing out the money that perpetuates it all.

“This series represents a three-year (and ongoing) photo essay that wades through the sites and stories of the quarter mile stretch known by the locals as “the boulevard of broken dreams”. While trying to be careful to never mock any individuals, it is a direct attempt at poking a stick at our culture, and holding up a mirror to who we are.”

About the Artist Andy Hann was born in 1962 and raised primarily in Southern California. Along with skateboarding and surfing, he developed a deep passion for art and design, which he followed into art school and then a prosperous 30-year career in entertainment advertising. After numerous awards and accolades he says that he woke up one day and decided he was all done pandering to clients, picked up a camera and just started shooting in the streets. “Street photography”, he says, “is now like a booger on my finger that I just can’t shake.”